Oregon Leather Co
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- Oregon Leather CoMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This place knows a lot about Leather and in all the right and non-kinky ways. And like the nearby Portland Outdoor Store, the Oregon Leather Company is a real and still welcome throughback to what is good regarding service, selection, and and a long proud business tradition.
You could almost also call this place a museum, with it's old classic sign outside and at least 2 rooms of nothing but leather scraps inside. In the public area, there are also shelves filled with dyes, metal pieces, tools, and other leather craft supplies. There's also lots of interesting leather goods for sale at very competitive prices. In the non-public area, I saw (at a distance) more shelves, additional "clutter" and was left with an intense curiousity of what else was back there, upstairs, and in the basement.
The folks here are also really nice, helpful, and wicked smart regarding their business. One of the young relatives was visiting that day and one of the owners was trying to start him in the business by putting him to work and suggesting that he come by once a week (or so) to help. I got a little emotional as I remembered getting involved in my Grandfather's service station business the same way.